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Sony’s PS4 ‘Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’ takes a second week at No1 on the All Formats Top 40 (Units), narrowly fending off the challenge from Ubisoft’s new at No2 Switch ‘Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’. Having debuted last week at No2 Codemasters drop one place to No3 with ‘F1 2017’. There are a further 3 new releases within the Top 10 this week – debuting at No6 is a PS4 outing for Sony’s ‘Everybody’s Golf’ and this series has now been released on all Sony consoles, beginning with PS1 back in June 1998. New at No7 is a physical release of Studio Wilcard’s self-published ‘Ark: Survival
Huge congratulations to the Sketchbook Games team for winning this year's UK Game of the Show Award at gamescom for Lost Words.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 33 by Reflection.
‘Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’ clinches the No.1 spot, ending the run for ‘Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy’
Released on Wednesday ‘Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’ ends Activision Blizzard’s run at the top, pushing ‘Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy’ down to No3. It becomes the 6th Playstation exclusive title to debut at No1 so far this year.
Two long running sports franchises return this week with Codemasters’ ‘F1 2017’ new at No2 and EA’s ‘Madden NFL 18’ new at No4. Both titles perform respectably, almost matching the sales of last year’s editions.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 32 by Reflection.
‘Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy’ (-23%) takes the No1 spot and has now made it 7 weeks at the top of the All Formats Charts, extending its record of most times at No1 for 2017. After 2 weeks of no new entries, Deep Silver’s new release ‘Agents of Mayhem’ debuts at No4, while Paradox’s ‘City Skylines: Playstation 4 Edition’ comes in at No20 in its debut week. This means it trumps its Xbox One counterpart, which failed to make the Top 40 when it came out in Week 16 earlier this year. It’s business as usual for Rockstar/Take 2’s ‘GTA V’ (-4%) as it climbs one place back up to No2.
Once again, Ukie is taking the UK Industry out to gamescom, the biggest annual European games show.
This is the biggest stand that Ukie have ever managed at gamescom, with over 80 of the top UK games businesses coming with us to the show to exhibit, meet international partners, demo new games, and represent the best of the UK's games sector.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 31 by Reflection.
In another quiet week for new releases, Activision Blizzard’s 'Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy' makes it 4 weeks on the trot at No1 in the All Formats Chart. The last time this happened was when yet another title from Activision Blizzard – 'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare' made it 5 weeks running at the end of 2016 and start of 2017, which is at No17 this week.
The London Games Festival will return to the capital between 5 April to 15 April 2018, following a hugely successful second festival in 2017.
The festival team have also announced that this year's event saw over 50,000 people attend 40 different events across 20 London venues.